Looking for marina views, boat tours, grassy knolls, downtown shopping and local eats? Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, Port Washington, Wisconsin offers a coastal vibe with Midwest roots. So hop on your boat or bike, and spend the day exploring this historical Wisconsin town.
Start your day by grabbing coffee and a fresh-baked scone at Smith Bros. Coffee House, where you can park it at a picnic table on the back deck overlooking the marina. You’ll have a front row seat to the purdiest sunrise around.
After breakfast, head straight to the docks and climb aboard a Charter Fishing Boat. The Port Washington Charter Captain Association offers half-day and full-day fishing excursions on Lake Michigan, where you’ll be provided with all the gear you need to hook a King Salmon or Rainbow Trout. Your Charter Captain will clean your fish for you, or you can take your catch to nearby Ewig Brothers Fish Company to get it smoked and ready for supper.
Once you’ve hooked a big one, grab a quick bite to eat at the Dockside Deli before strolling the Harbor Walk through downtown, where you’ll find a variety of specialty shops and restaurants, including our Port Washington Store. If you’re feeling historical, the Port Washington Lighthouse Museum offers self-guided tours of Port’s many historical spots.
If your dogs are barkin’, sprawl out in the grass at Coal Dock Park. We guarantee you’ll end the day dreaming of your next coastal getaway.